Powerful tremor in Mexico leaves 2.3 million displaced
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- The 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Mexico last week has displaced 2.3 million people in the southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, authorities said Wednesday.
Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong estimated that around 30,000 houses have been totally or partially destroyed in the two states.
In a statement, the minister said the affected area is so wide that it made the task of bringing humanitarian aid more complicated, although almost all the affected terri ...